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Building your own Roadside Emergency Kit

January 20, 2016 Hastings and Hastings

No one ever thinks they are going to be involved in a roadside emergency. However, sometimes emergencies do happen. An accident may be unavoidable. Every vehicle should have a roadside emergency kit prepared should a worst case scenario occur. A well-stocked emergency kit will give you peace of mind. It could make a difference between an incident being a minor inconvenience, or developing into a full fledge disaster. Today we will go over some on the essential which should be in a roadside emergency kit.

Be Ready to Change a Tire

If you experience a blowout or a flat, you could end up stranded on the side of the road unless you are prepared to change a flat tire. First off, you need to make sure you have an inflated spare tire available. You will also need a carjack to lift the car and a tool to remove the tire itself.

Signal Your Distress

Being able to signal your condition, especially at night, is extremely important. If visibility is low, you want to give other drivers plenty of opportunity to avoid colliding with your car. Activate you hazard lights when you pull over. As part of your emergency kit, you should have at least three collapsible, orange emergency cones.

Assorted Essentials

Other items you should keep in your emergency kit include a tire gauge, a first aid kit, a small fire extinguisher, a pair of jumper cables, a multipurpose tool, and a pair of heavy-duty gloves.